Amitriptyline (Elavil and Other Brand Names)

By I, PistolPA Added at December 20, 2010 Views 546 Reviews 6

Elavil / Endep (generic name amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant sometimes prescribed for the treatment of depression associated with bipolar disorder (manic depression).

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Reviews (6 reviews)

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JustChel
JustChel February 19, 2013 at 10:33 am   

I was given this in hopes to help migraines and depression and if was worse

StrayCatBlues
StrayCatBlues December 30, 2012 at 12:34 pm   

I HATED this!!!! My doc gave it me for sleep, I chose to come off it myself as it wasn't helping me sleep just made me feel groggy and off colour.

Anonymous
Anonymous August 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm   

possible,side effects—————————-NO KIDDING!

Bee3of11
Bee3of11 January 7, 2012 at 5:18 am   

this was for my migranes didnt help but helped my moods

Kvno
Kvno October 6, 2011 at 4:35 am   

I'm new so I hope I do this right… I had a hard time with this as well as any other tricyclic as it made me very very tired. I couldn't wake up and was hitting the snooze button several times in the morning. It also took away interest in things I normally enjoy with a zombie like effect. Lastly, bad sexual side effects i.e. also no interest. On top of that it didn't work, so I can't think of anythiing good to say. Very similar to Remaron but less intense.

I, Pistol
I, PistolPA December 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm   
Pros

Also treats patience with migraines, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and overall pain.

Cons

Possible Side Effects:
•allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
•abnormal production of milk in females
•breast enlargement in both males and females
•breathing problems
•confusion, hallucinations
•fast, irregular heartbeat
•fever with increased sweating
•muscle stiffness, or spasms
•pain or difficulty passing urine, loss of bladder control
•seizures
•suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
•swelling of the testicles
•tingling, pain, or numbness in the feet or hands
•yellowing of the eyes or skin